"Austin's visit to his grandmother's is the first since Grandpa died. Austin notices Grandpa's things but feels the emptiness of his absence. This spare story vividly captures the emotions of painful times and shows how they ease with sharing and remembering. Boy and grandfather were close, but boy and grandmother seem destined to be just as close, with Grandpa's memory to bind them. Poignant and perceptive, this has impressive resonance, and readers won't easily shed its warm afterglow."--(starred) "Booklist. "
"Poignant and perceptive."
-Booklist, Starred "A sensitive, touching story."
-School Library Journal, Starred
From the Hardcover edition.
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Number Of Pages: 612
Published: 1st September 1994
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 13.0 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.05
Edition Number: 1